Dementia care

Over two thirds of Australian aged care residents are living with dementia. In a 2022 survey conducted by ARIIA, the Australian aged care workforce nominated dementia as a priority topic for the sector. The Knowledge and Implementation Hub has therefore gathered evidence of best practice, along with learning and practical resources, to support the aged care workforce in delivering safe, high-quality care to individuals living with dementia.

Dementia care evidence and resources

The Knowledge and Implementation Hub has brought together the research evidence on what works in dementia care with Australian online learning and practice tools and resources. This involved:

  1. A scoping review of published systematic reviews that revealed the main ‘evidence themes’ across the dementia research.
  2. An environmental scan of online resources in diverse formats such as guidelines, videos, learning modules, and downloadable information sheets.

The work was guided by an advisory group of research experts with expertise in the topic and people with experience in the sector.

Connect to PubMed evidence

This PubMed topic search is limited to home care and residential aged care settings and includes research published in the last four years only. You can choose to view all citations, strongest evidence only (randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, and guidelines), or free full-text articles.

Navigating the sector

Sometimes you need some background information or to know what is happening in the sector. The research and project supports section has lots of interesting and useful resources to help you start a project, plan a study or run a training session at work.

Research and project supports

Australian projects and initiatives

The Hub team has brought together information on current Australian research trials, projects, and initiatives focused on improving outcomes for people living with dementia at home and in residential care settings.

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